Curious Suicide

The Coroner and The Law I’m often struck when reading the papers or news, to see the coroner’s verdict on someone’s death as: Ending his own life “while the balance of his mind was disturbed” Well they have to say something, it’s their job, but the phrase is very peculiar.  It is also very common,… Continue reading Curious Suicide

Don’t Shoot the Messenger if You don’t Like the Message

Alan Johnson Sacks the Messenger This, of course, relates to the recent sackings and supportive resignations of Government Scientific Advisors (see More advisers may go in drugs row) . The home secretary faces the threat of more scientists resigning after sacking his chief drugs adviser Prof David Nutt for his comments about cannabis policy. Two… Continue reading Don’t Shoot the Messenger if You don’t Like the Message